Year-end Appeal


Thank you to everyone who supported us on Giving Tuesday! It's not lost on us that there are many organizations to support; you have our deepest gratitude that you chose WHY Outreach.

Your generosity has provided the means to transform lives and create positive change within our communities. We hope that you will continue to champion our mission to bring the benefits of yoga, meditation, and holistic healing to people struggling with depression, eating disorders, and other mental illnesses.

Please consider making an end-of-year gift to WHY Outreach. It's easy to donate, and all donations are tax deductible. You can donate directly from our site, or via our Facebook fundraiser.

who we are

WHY Outreach, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established by West Hartford Yoga whose mission is to bring the physical, spiritual, and therapeutic benefits of yoga to all communities regardless of geographic, financial, social, or other barriers. Our outreach includes such diverse communities as the impoverished; the elderly; troubled youths; individuals living with cancer, eating disorders, AIDS, addictions, depression, emotional illnesses; and people suffering from other chronic diseases.

act as if what you do makes a difference.
it does.  ~william james

Yoga is a powerful tool that can promote self-empowerment and bring people together. Meditation can quiet a busy mind and create mental space to grow and improve. Holistic healing, such as acupuncture, can balance both body and mind. Help us provide these benefits to those in need by donating now. Give quickly and securely through PayPal.


Give today. We are grateful for your gift!


If you're a yoga teacher looking to expand your skills in order to share your knowledge with underserved populations, WHY Outreach can help. We offer scholarships that can cover 20%-50% of program costs in exchange for donating hours teaching for WOI. You can find out more information or download an application here.

schedule of events

Check out a monthly listing of our programs and events here.

Yoga for Cancer

​Free  |  Thursdays, ongoing

1:30-2:45pm  |  Nina Fox

12.26, 1.9, 1.23, 2.6, 2.20, 3.5, 3.19, 4.2, 4.16, 4.30


WHY Outreach is pleased to offer a complimentary yoga class for anyone coping with cancer — whether newly diagnosed or undergoing treatment. Build strength & flexibility, stimulate your immune system, and enhance your emotional wellness in a safe and nurturing environment. Full description >>

Yoga for Recovery

​Free  |  Fridays  |  6:00-7:30pm
Cara Files / Jen Leavitt / Katie Maselli
John Oliver / Heather Ross

1.10, 2.14, 3.13, 4.10, 5.8, 6.12


This all-levels class offers physical, mental, and emotional support to anyone struggling with an addictive behavior or who is in recovery. The practice will consist of a 45 minute yoga practice followed by discussion and group sharing facilitated by the group leader. Full description >>

Community Yoga at WHY

​$7 suggested donation  |  Sundays  |  3:00-4:00pm

Instructor Rotation


All proceeds from this $7, all-levels class go directly to WHY Outreach. The 60 minute class is led by West Hartford Yoga's senior instructors and promises to help nurture you body and spirit as you help others in need.


Want to know what we've been up to? Check out what people have been saying about WHY Outreach on our news page, current programs, or images from our past events and classes.

partner studio fundraisers

Flow Yoga at Sacred Rivers Yoga

Many thanks to Sacred Rivers Yoga and their beautiful community for the warm welcome at our Flow Yoga event! The fundraiser was a huge success… not only did we raise funds for our mission and ongoing programs like Yoga for Cancer + Yoga for Recovery, but we were able to connect with friends, new and old. 

If you’re in the CT area and would like to host a partner studio fundraiser please email us.

© 2016 WHY Outreach, Inc.

WHY Outreach, Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

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